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EEP2-091614_24Oct14.jpg U.K. GDP and German consumer confidence data are some of the important economic data scheduled for release on Friday. At 2 am ET, market research group GfK is scheduled to release its consumer confidence report for Germany. The consumer sentiment index is expected to decrease to 8 in November from 8.3 in October.

skgdp-042610.jpg South Korea's gross domestic product expanded 0.9 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, the Bank of Korea said in Friday's advance estimate. That follows the 0.5 percent increase in the second quarter and the 0.9 percent gain in Q1. On the expenditure side, private consumption expanded...

NZtradebalance-082910.jpg New Zealand posted a merchandise trade deficit of NZ$1.350 billion in September, Statistics New Zealand said on Friday - or 37 percent of the total value of exports. The headline figure was well shy of forecasts for a shortfall of NZ$625 million following the NZ$472 million deficit in August. Exports...

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

joblessclaims-102314.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

UKRetailSales-102314.jpg U.K. retail sales declined more-than-expected in September, driven by a sharp contraction in clothing sales. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in September from a month ago, when it rose 0.4 percent, the Office for National Statistics said Thursday. This was the first drop in four months. Economists had forecast a 0.1 percent drop for September. Food sales recovered in September.

EurozonePM-102314.jpg The private sector in the eurozone logged a marginal upturn in October helped by an improvement in Germany, while France moved deeper into contraction, flash data from Markit Economics revealed Thursday. The headline flash Markit composite output index rose to 52.2 in October from a 10-month low of 52 in September. The score was forecast to fall to 51.5.

EconomisPreview-102314.jpg Flash Purchasing Managers' survey data from Eurozone and retail sales from the U.K. are due on Thursday, headlining a busy day for the European economic news.

china1-230913.jpg China's manufacturing sector continued to expand at a slightly accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from HSBC Bank revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 50.4. Now at a three-month high, the October score is up marginally from 50.2 in September. A score above 50...

japanindustry-032910.jpg Japan's manufacturing sector continued to expand at an accelerated pace in October, the latest survey from Markit Economics revealed in Thursday's preliminary reading with a PMI score of 52.8. That follows the reading of 51.7 in September. A score above 50 signals expansion in a sector, while a...

NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. "Higher housing-related prices...

The dollar rose sharply versus the euro Wednesday amid signs of further strain in Europe's already fragile banking sector. A report from Spanish newswire EFE said as many as 11 banks from six different countries are about to fail the European Central Bank's comprehensive stress tests. The ECB...

USD-JPY-10214.jpg The U.S. dollar extended its early rally against most major counterparts on Wednesday, after consumer price inflation in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in September, as the continued decline in energy prices were offset by higher prices for food and shelter. The Labor Department report...

CPI-102214.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

BoE-102214.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided to leave its key rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month as a majority of members noticed increased risks from slowing global economy, especially in euro area. Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent.